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Ladakh: Union territory of India
Ladakh is a region administered by India as a union territory, and constituting a part of the larger region of Kashmir, which has been the subject of dispute between India, Pakistan, and China since 1947. It is bordered by Tibet to the east, the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh to the south, Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan to the west, and the southwest corner of Xinjiang across the Karakoram Pass in the far north. It extends from the Siachen Glacier in the Karakoram range to the north to the main Great Himalayas to the south. The eastern end of Ladakh, consisting of the uninhabited Aksai Chin plains, has been under Chinese control since 1962. Until 2019, Ladakh was a region of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. In August 2019, the Parliament of India passed an act by which Ladakh became a union territory on 31 October 2019.

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Centre begins process of delimitation of assembly seats in J&K

In a move that will pave the way for assembly elections in the Union Territory of J&K, the Centre has begun the process of fresh delimitation of assembly seats as well as readjustment of boundaries of..
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Omar Abdullah's sister moves SC challenging his detention under PSA

Omar and his political opponent and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti had been under preventive detention since August 5 last year, when the Centre announced abrogation of Article..
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Close to 9000 cases settled by National Lok Adalat in J&K, Ladakh

As many as 8,945 cases were settled at the day-long National Lok Adalat across the twin Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Saturday, an official spokesman said. The first Lok Adalat..
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PDP leader Naeem Akhtar booked under Public Safety Act

People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader Naeem Akhtar has been booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA). He has been in detention since the government abrogated Article 370 last year, which conferred..
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PM Modi to reply today in LS on Motion of Thanks for President's Address

Addressing the joint sitting of both Houses at the beginning of the Budget session on January 31, President Ram Nath Kovind said that the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A of the Constitution "paved..
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CAG flags lack of rations, gear for soldiers in Siachen, Ladakh

There are huge shortages and grossly inadequate reserves of specialised winter clothing, snow goggles, multi-purpose boots and other equipment for Army troops deployed in high-altitude areas like..
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Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh see fall in temperatures, Drass freezes at minus 30 degrees


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Abrogation of Article 370 and 35A paved way for equal development of J&K, Ladakh: Ram Nath Kovind

Addressing the joint sitting of both houses at the beginning of the Budget session, President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said that the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A of the Constitution "paved the..
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Video: At minus 20 degrees, ITBP personnel hoist tricolour in Ladakh on Republic Day 2020

In the times of natural disaster, ITBP personnel are first responders who put their skills as professionally trained mountaineers and skiers to test as they are dispatched for rescue and relief..
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In ramp-up, 75% roads on China border ready

The proposed 11 roads, known as India-China Border Roads, will be located along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh. The BRO also plans to complete about nine more..
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Cold wave continues in north India, rains in Himachal and UP

Cold wave conditions persisted in most parts of north India on Saturday with many places in Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh receiving rains, while the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh reeled under sub-zero..
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How 100 trekkers were saved from snow-hit Ladakh


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‘Ice stupas’ could help irrigate Ladakh fields


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In two days, IAF helicopters rescue 107 people stranded during 'Chadar Trek' in Ladakh


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Five soldiers collapse due to avalanches in different parts of Kashmir and Ladakh; several personnel rescued

Over the past 48 hours, there has been unprecedented heavy snowfall in the higher reaches of the Kashmir valley.
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SC's observations on internet access happy news, say people in Kashmir Valley

The Supreme Court's observation on Friday that access to internet is a fundamental right has come as happy news for people in the Kashmir Valley with many expressing the hope that services will be..
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Govt to lower quota for local officers in IAS, IPS in J&K, ladakh

The Personnel Ministry has finalised all modalities in this regard and an official order is expected soon, they said. The move followed the nullification of Article 370 in the erstwhile state of Jammu..
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MHA’s J&K-Ladakh desk to handle matters related to Ayodhya


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CBI searches 13 locations in J&K, NCR in connection with arms licence case

This is the first major operation of the agency after the reorganisation of Jammu and Kashmir as an Union Territory. It has given CBI the jurisdiction to operate there under the Delhi Special Police..
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2019: A year that reshaped Jammu and Kashmir

​​On October 31, Jammu and Kashmir transitioned from a state into two union territories Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. This was the first time a state was downsized into union territories...
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Mobile internet restored in Ladakh's Kargil after 145 days since Article 370 abrogation

Internet services were snapped in erstwhile J&K prior to the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5.
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Unabated cold wave in North India, Drass in Ladakh freezing at minus 30.2 deg C

Biting cold wave persisted in north India on Thursday as the mercury continued its downward trend and temperatures are likely to drop further in the coming days. The Drass belt of Kargil district..
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At minus 5 degrees Celsius, Srinagar records coldest night of season

The minimum temperature across Kashmir and Ladakh remained several degrees below the freezing point on Thursday owing to clear sky, an official of the Meteorological Department said. He said Wednesday..
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Strategic 'Atal Tunnel' will change fortunes of region and help promote tourism: PM Modi

The "strategic" Rohtang tunnel, christened as Atal Tunnel and connecting Manali to Leh will change the fortunes of the region and help promote tourism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday...
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New India should come forward to tackle water issues: PM Modi

"New India should come to work together to deal with every situation of the water crisis. For this, we are working together on five levels," he said after inaugurating the Atal Bhujal Yojana here to..
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CBDT extends all ITR filing deadline for Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh to January 31


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India rejects Pakistan's 'laughable' resolution on Citizenship Amendment Act

It also added that the attempt is made to further Pakistan's false narrative on Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.
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Mercury dips in J&K, Ladakh; Drass turns 'coldest place' at minus 27.2°C

Drass town, popularly known as 'the gateway to Ladakh', recorded a minimum of minus 27.2 degrees Celsius, making it the coldest recorded place in the region, the spokesperson said.
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Broadband internet services will be restored on 'limited scale' in Kashmir: Police chief

However, the police chief remained non-committal on the release of political leaders, including three former chief ministers, who are under detention since August 5 when the Centre revoked Jammu and..
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15-year residency to be must for owning land in J&K, Ladakh?

The government has denied any move to offer special status to the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir and UT of Ladakh under Article 371 of the Constitution, while indicating a move to notify domicile..
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Congress trying to regain lost ground in Ladakh through divisive politics: BJP

Leh district president of BJP Dorje Angchuk claimed that Congress Rajya Sabha member Ambika Soni is trying to create a scare among the Ladakhis by predicting threat to their resources and rich cultural..
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Centre has approved eight medical colleges in J&K and Ladakh: MHA

Center also said that the Government of India has been fully committed to the overall development of the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir as well as the newly created Union Territory of Jammu and..
DNA - Published

North India continues experiencing winter chills, Dal lake in Srinagar freezes partially

The cold wave conditions continued unabated in large parts of north India on Sunday, with Drass in Ladakh reeling at minus 26 degrees Celsius, and Srinagar witnessing its coldest night of the season at..
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Night temperature continue to drop in J&K, Ladakh; Drass coldest at minus 25.4 degrees Celsius


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Decision to abrogate Article 370 kindled new hope for development in people of J&K, Ladakh: PM Modi


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Dras coldest in Union territories of J&K, Ladakh; records -24.3° C


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11 Airports in Jammu & Kashmir, 2 in Ladakh up for bidding in 4th round of UDAN

The government has put on offer bids for 11 unserved airports in the Jammu and Kashmir and 2 underserved airports in Ladakh region.
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Modi govt to extend all benefits to OBCs in J&K, Ladakh: BJP


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UDAN-4 seeks to expand air map

​​​The focus of regional connectivity scheme UDAN-4 is on enhancing connectivity in remote and regional areas of the country — northeast India, hilly states, J&K, Ladakh and the islands...
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Ladakh may not be brought under 6th Schedule for now

The government has hinted that the newly-created Union territory of Ladakh may not be brought under Sixth Schedule of the Constitution, which provides for administration of tribal areas by autonomous..
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Ladakh may not fall under 6th Schedule of Constitution: Govt


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63 projects worth Rs 80,068 crore in J&K, Ladakh: Centre

People and the business community from the Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh can now realise full potential in all economic sectors like in other parts of the country after the..
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Territories under J&K UT include PoK: Govt

The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir comprises the territories of the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir immediately before the commencement of the Constitution, except Ladakh, but includes..
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Leh freezes at minus 14.4 as cold intensifies in J&K, Ladakh

Srinagar recorded the coldest night of the season at minus 2.5 degrees Celsius, 1.6 degrees below the season's average, the meteorological department said. The famous ski resort of Gulmarg in north..
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Winter chill grips north India; parts of J&K, Ladakh shiver at sub-zero temperatures


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Cold tightens grip on most parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh


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'LA' registration mark for vehicles in Ladakh

The Centre had on August 5 abrogated Article 370 provisions in the Constitution that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir, bifurcating the state into two Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir..
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Centre determined to implement all Central Acts in J&K and Ladakh: Jitendra Singh

Urging people to cooperate with the government in the implementation of the Central laws, Singh sought to assure them that all central laws are "citizen friendly" and meant to "benefit the last man in..
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Jitendra Singh announces pilot projects in J&K, Ladakh, NE for peaceful applications of nuclear energy


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No increase in expenditure on UT of J&K after abrogation of Article 370

Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy told the Rajya Sabha that the reorganisation of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir into the UT of Jammu and Kashmir and the UT of Ladakh was done..
IndiaTimes - Published

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